9th Apr 2013

Kurunna Mwarre Summit: 14-16 May 2013

UPDATE 13/05/13: This notice is to advise that the Kurunna Mwarre: Listen to me summit, due to be held at Ross River from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 May, has been cancelled.

Regretfully, the cancellation is due to widespread rain across Central Australia adversely impacting on both the event venue and delegates from bush communities who have been unable to travel to the venue due to road weather conditions around the region. More rain is forecast across Central Australia over the coming days.

Sick of violence, losing our young people, going to sorry business, being sad, angry, frustrated, hurt and the lack of respect?

A summit, titled Kurunna Mwarre: Making my spirit inside me good, will be held in Central Australia to bring Aboriginal people together to identify positive solutions to local problems faced in their home communities and the wider community of Alice Springs.

The summit will be held over three days. On the third day, Thursday 16 May, an open session will be held where delegates will report back on what they believe are possible solutions to the issues of violence and anti-social behaviour, such as:

Taking responsibility for the past and healing their spirit to make themselves strong
Identifying local solutions to local issues that have local ownership to bring about change
Plan how in the future, Aboriginal people can work together to get the skills and knowledge to sustain change
The summit is co-facilitated by health service, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and Creating a Safe Supportive Environment Inc. and follows on from previous summits facilitated by Congress’ Ingkintja male health branch, held in 2008 and 2010, where hundreds of Aboriginal males came together to address issues of violence and hurt in Aboriginal communities.

Around 200 delegates will travel from Aboriginal communities and town camps to Ross River to take part in the summit.

The Kurunna Mwarre Summit is being held from 14-16 May 2013.

The summit will be held at Ross River Resort, via Alice Springs.

Kurunna Mwarre Summit Contact Information

Summit Contact: Bruce Loomes
Ph: 0439 594 724
Email: bruce_loomes@bigpond.com

Registration: Joe Clarke
Ph: 0419 862 647
Email: joe.clarke@caac.org.au